Graduation Requirements

The intent of this policy is to articulate the graduation requirements for all students receiving an Edwin O. Smith High School diploma. Graduation from Edwin O. Smith High School signifies students have satisfactorily completed a prescribed course of study, fulfilled distributive course requirements, and have met all state and district requirements for graduation.

Minimum Requirements for Graduation


Number of Credits Required

Specified Courses


4 Credits

4.0 credits which include English, 9,10,11,12

Social Studies

3 Credits

Politics, U.S. History and 1.5 additional credits


4 Credits

4.0 credits or successful completion of Advanced Calculus with a minimum grade of C.


3 Credits

Biology, plus one physical science and one other life science course/courses

Physical Education

1.5 Credit

1.5 credits in Physical Education

Vocational Education or Fine Arts

1.5 Credit

Business/Technical Ed. or Fine Arts


.5 Credit

.5 credit health class


6 Credits

6.0 elective credits

Senior Projects


Successful completion of the Senior Project required for graduation

The total number of credits needed for graduation shall be 23.

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